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Charbens The Travelling Zoo Set

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Regular price £110.00 GBP Sale price £195.00 GBP

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This Charbens Travelling Zoo Set No.22 was issued in the early to mid 1950s. It consists of two wheeled cages with red beds, solid metal wheels and yellow roofs hooked together and pulled by an walking elephant wearing a red blanket edged with gold via a yellow shaft. The bars of the cage are unpainted and one side of each cage is hinged at the top to allow the animals to be placed inside. There are three hollow cast animals: one beige lion in one cage and two white polar bears in the other. Both the cage bases are marked with CHARBENS and MADE IN ENGLAND. Total length is just under 300mm. The set is completed by a zookeeper in blue uniform

Overall the set is in very good condition for its age with some minor metal fatigue that has caused two upright bars from one cage to break off. There are broken lugs on one cage where it fits into the base but it still balances OK and could be easily glued into place. There is some minor paint loss to the elephant, mainly where the shafts attach, and to the animals; one polar bear has a tiny hole to front left shoulder. The zoo keeper is lightly crazed.

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Postage and packing is not included in the prices quoted and Lilliput World will always pack securely and send by the buyer’s choice of delivery service at your cost.

For those of you who prefer to click straight through and pay, we have given a set of postage options based on value and destination area. By definition, these have to be a best guess as the permutations of sizes, weights and values for sale on this site are huge.

So, if you prefer to decide what you want to buy and then contact us with details of your preferred shipment method and destination, we will be happy to give you a specific quote and then issue your Paypal invoice. The cost quoted will be the actual cost of postage, including any insurance, plus a small amount to cover the packing materials used.

If the buyer asks for the goods to be sent without insurance, then Lilliput World will only be responsible for the value that can be reclaimed as standard from the chosen carrier.

If you do complete the sale automatically and the system charges you excessive postage, this will be refunded to you via Paypal once the correct postage is known. Likewise, we cannot be held to deliver goods to international destinations where the automatic postage supplied is significantly less than the actail cost. We will then contact you and discuss the options and take additional payment as required.


We do our best to ensure that our descriptions are accurate to the best of our knowledge. Under UK Law, any buyer has full rights of return, including return postage, if Lilliput World is shown to have misrepresented an item.

But we cannot accept items for return where buyers have changed their mind. So please ask any questions before purchase to make sure that you know exactly what you are buying.

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Unfortunately the Lilliputians are too small to reach the phone so, if you do want to telephone with a query, please call Barbara on 07545 620011.

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